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NASA grant will aid College of Idaho planetarium outreach

College of Idaho Whittenberger Planetarium Director Amy Truksa has won a $5,000 NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium grant to teach 25 local school teachers how to use a portable planetarium, the Starlab. The Starlab is an inflatable planetarium that can ...

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Avista’s $25,000 endowment to honor Don Kopczynski

The University of Idaho College of Engineering and Avista Corp. have launched an endowment to support students pursuing the National Academy of Engineering’s 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. Avista established a $25,000 endowment to recognize and ...

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CREW gives gift cards to Boys and Girls Clubs families

Commercial Real Estate Women Idaho (CREW Idaho) members raised $300 in WinCo, Fred Meyer and Walmart gift cards for the families of 90 children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County.

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Eberle Berlin sponsors elementary school jogathon

The law firm of Eberle Berlin sponsored the Washington Elementary School annual jogathon. The event raised money for the school’s Parent Teacher Association. More than 300 students raised money by running a total of 2,319 laps during the event.

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Umpqua Bank helps feed Idaho kids

The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation awarded $3,000 to the Idaho Foodbank Warehouses’ Backpack Program in Boise. The grant will help provide healthy foods for food-insecure and at-risk students. Program participants receive two kid-friendly breakfasts, lunches and dinners each Friday, ensuring they will ...

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Corwin Ford donates $185,000 to the Canyon County community

Corwin Ford ended 2015 with significant donations to groups focused on enriching the lives of children in the Treasure Valley and beyond. Donations included $50,000 to the Idaho Foodbank Backpack Program, $50,000 to Nampa Boys & Girls Club, $50,000 to ...

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WinCo donates 1,800 hams to Idaho Foodbank

WinCo employees delivered 1,800 Hormel Cure 81 hams to The Idaho Foodbank warehouse in Boise on Dec. 15. The donation was key for the Foodbank, which needed more holiday meats and proteins to help meet its goal of providing the ...

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Idaho Falls Power presents energy conservation rebate checks

Idaho Falls School District 91 was one of four recipients to receive an energy efficiency rebate check from Idaho Falls Power at the Celebrate our Hydro Power Heritage event held at the Colonial Theater Sept. 25. Idaho Falls School District ...

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DaviesMoore to provide pro bono creative services to local nonprofit

Marketing agency DaviesMoore has launched its pro bono partnership program, In Cahoots. DaviesMoore will donate a full year of its creative services to a local nonprofit organization that needs an extra advertising push in 2016. DaviesMoore has been involved with ...

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Wells Fargo employees volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Ten volunteers from Wells Fargo’s Boise-based Customer Contact Center contributed 64 hours of work on two Idaho Habitat for Humanity homes. The team framed, painted trim, performed finish work, and helped landscape the common area. Wells Fargo has a longstanding ...

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